High-Rate Mechanical Response of BAMO/GAP/RDX High-Energy Gun Propellant

Report No. ARL-TR-2597
Authors: Michael G. Leadore
Date/Pages: September 2001; 28 pages
Abstract: One lot of BAMO/GAP/RDX (3,3-bis[azidomethyl] oxetane/glycidyl azide polymer/cyclotrimethylenetrinatramine) next-generation gun propellant was tested in uniaxial compression at strain rates of 100 s^-1. The material was conditioned at temperatures of 21 degrees, 50 degrees, and -20 degrees C. End strain of the tested material was ~60%. The stress at failure, strain at failure, compressive modulus, failure modulus, incremental energy density, and the fracture assessment values were recorded for each test.
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2001